Friday, October 4, 2013

It's Back!

Wearable Art... wearable to the trash!
After a long hiatus, Oogly Duds is pleased to announce its triumphant return to snarky fashion criticism! Now, in Peru, there are no thrift stores... so I wasn't able to find as much ugly stuff as I could have. Okay, yes I did. However, I didn't always have a camera with me.

Anyway, now that I'm back in the USA - I'm ready to fire up the horrible oogly duds for your viewing pleasure!

So... here's the first entry. It's Bob Mackie... who I guess  used to be a fancy designer. Now his "wearable art" is hanging out at Deseret Industries in Utah! Oh, how the mighty have fallen. 

I hate butterflies on clothes.  They're fine in real life. I have no problems with real-world butterflies. Yet, they're trite and cliche on clothes or accessories in my opinion. Especially in this format. Ugh!
Plus, what's up with the '90s reverse color and cuffs? Are the psychedelic butterflies not enough?

It seems like butterflies are particularly popular with plus-sized women's clothes. I don't know why? Maybe because we want to fly away?  I just know that this shirt should flutter away into the trash bin.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I'll Bee Seein' Ya

Ever had a fantasy about being a honey bee?  Here's your chance brought to you buy a local Savers near you.   Maybe you really think that country singer Blake Shelton is singing to you when he sings his hit song, "Honeybee." I mean really, what grown adult woman doesn't want to look like a bee? Perhaps, you'd be the killer bee of the night at your next singles' mixer.

Don't you want to look like this when you strut down the street? 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fashion Tanked Here

Tank tops generally aren't flattering for women. I don't see why women are insistent on wearing them.  The few that actually wearing them without pasty, fleshy upper arms are small in number. 

Personal opinions aside,  I'm confused why somebody would want a denim tank top. And, if that wasn't bad enough, why would anyone want one with so much embellishment?  I am no fashionista, but I am scratching my head at when a woman would wear this and what would be paired for a bottom?  Maybe some old, harried rodeo queen still trying to eek out a living in a dusty, two-bit side show in Nebraska might pick this up.  Or perhaps a faded cowgirl slides this over her muffin-top Wranglers and saddles up to the jukebox to put in another quarter or two for Brooks & Dunn's "Neon Moon." 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Just Kickin' It..

Thanks to Brandi Colbert for sending this old ad my way!  Add some kicks to your drab wardrobe.  And.. why is the white guy kicking the black guy? And why does the guy in the front look like he is sizing you up to figure out what marinate to use after he slices and dices your flesh into tender cubes?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Come Sail Away

Ever wanted to be in an an east coast regatta, but failed to have the connections or more importantly- a boat?  Or perhaps you've always been fascinated with the idea of reenacting ancient maritime shipping route trips? If so, this shirt will be a fine substitute for those failed dreams.

However, this shirt should just sail away into the rubbish bin outside the local marina. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just Collar Me Angel of the Thrift Store

Here's a special deal, call within the next 10 minutes, and get not one, not two, but three, three collared-dresses for one-low price. Act now, and we'll throw in a free disposal bag for these flashbacks from an uglier time.

Puke Limited

I don't know where the full photo is for this blouse, but I saw the same one! at Savers. This one was at DI.  When I looked at the tag, I thought it said "Puke Limited." Puke is right!